FRUIT and NUTS UNLIMITED! The Creation of Abundant Food Forests and Community Orchards in Aotearoa

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FRUIT And NUTS UNLIMITED! The Creation Of Abundant Food Forests And Community Orchards In Aotearoa

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IMAGINE A DIVERSITY OF FRUIT AND NUT TREES 


PROVIDING AN ABUNDANCE OF FREE FOOD 


FOR THE PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD!

Fruit & Nuts Documentary

A quiet revolution is taking seed in communities all over Aotearoa, New Zealand. People are reconnecting with the source of their food and joining together to co-create a range of inspirational food initiatives. 

Fruit & Nuts Unlimited! – The third documentary from the Localising Food Project, continues our kaupapa to inspire, empower and educate communities nationwide. This feature-length film explores perennial public plantings of fruit and nut trees, from open orchards in Waitate to community Food Forests on Waiheke Island.

What we have captured is a definitive documentation of a unique time, place and space…the birth and growth of the food forest movement in Aotearoa, New Zealand.  Preserving a rich heritage of flavourful heirloom fruit varieties to nourish future generations. 

He Tangata!

It’s about the people who are creating and sharing this abundance of kai and forming strong social connections along the way. 

YOU can now help US to make this a reality !!!

To pledge just click on the box with the reward you would like or select 'no reward' to enter an amount you would like to donate and follow the steps to verify you pledge.

If you have trouble visit the 'HOW TO / FAQ' on the bottom of this page.
THANK YOU for your support.

  

WHERE WE ARE AT WITH THE PRODUCTION:

As of July 2016, we have footage of over 50 locations around New Zealand and interviews with leading figures in the food forest, permaculture, open orchard and heritage orchard movments. The storyline follows a winding path of greening the red-zone in the Otakaro / Avon river area of Canterbury post the 2011 Christchurch Earthquakes; branching out into the four corners of the country for inspiration and ideation - korero and kai.

From heirloom nurseries in the far north to heritage harvest festivals in the deep south - food forests, community orchards, heritage collections, supermarkets, co-ops, backyards and common space...these places have been truly inspirational!! Providing a juicy buffet of stories to incorporate into our finished feature-length documentary.  

The post-production of this documentary is halfway there - it's amazing!! - But editing has stalled due to funding. So we need your support to reach $9999 target...

 

_________________________________________________________ 

 Some of our Storytellers...

 SOME QUOTEABLE QUOTES FROM THE FILM

 

"A food forest is designed to create an ecosystem that mimics the relationships that are beneficial to humans, animals, plants & insects in a natural forest system." 

Sacha Healey - Feeding our futures Hui

 

"The most effective way to break down any social or cultural boundary is through food...in order to truly dissolve the sense of separation and otherness we must participate together at all levels of food production, harvest, appreciation and celebration."

James Samuel - Community Food Campaigner.

 

"We have to go back to the old varieties. These are the important ones for our health and future generations of New Zealanders."

Mark Christensen - The Heritage Food Crops Research Trust

_________________________________________________________ 

The Localising Food Project started life in 2012 with a team of passionate permaculturalists, videographers, digital producers & support crew traveling to the four corners of Aotearoa, New Zealand to connect with communities, teach workshops and film over 200 examples of local food resilience. Since then with your support we have continued to capture a grassroots resilience movement that is about much more than sustainability. In the process we have interviewed hundreds of thought provoking people with a passion for local food initiatives. 

 

FIND OUT MORE BY VISITING THE PROJECT

http://localisingfood.com/

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Greening the Redzone - Fruit & Nuts Unlimited

15/09/2016 at 5:04 PM

There 7-days left in our PledgeMe campaign to raise $10k to finish the post-production on Fruit & Nuts Unlimited. CLICK HERE TO DONATE: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/4733
Above is just part of the story featured in the film. Over the past 4 years we have travelled to the four corners of Aotearoa to capture perennial public plantings of fruit and nut tree. From Food Forests on Waiheke Island to Greening the Redzone in Christchurch. 

"Fruit & Nuts Unlimited!" Not as urgent as "SOS Save Our Seeds"? Believe us, it is!

15/09/2016 at 1:42 PM

Watch the video to learn how Food Campaigner James Samuel got community & council behind the Waiheke Island Community Food Forest Project.

The production of this documentary is already halfway there, and it's amazing!! - but editing has stalled due to funding.  We need your support to reach $9999.  To date we have raised over $3500 and with 7 days today we need your support to share the story with your family, friends & community.


"Fruit & Nuts Unlimited!" takes us from Riverton in the Deep South to Kerikeri in the Far North, visiting great examples of public orchards, heirloom nurseries and food forests of all scales – including thought-provoking interviews about the serious decline of locally grown fruit.  

Many similar messages resound everywhere – here’s a few…

  • The wholesale chainsawing of established orchards to make way for new housing developments

  • The modern commercial trend towards the removal of time-proven hardy fruit varieties in favour of fertiliser & pesticide dependent trees - "Brand Name" varieties owned by big corporations.

  • The vital importance of bio-regional nurseries to propagate heirloom treecrops which are suited to the conditions of their area.

Some calls to action we show happening around the country are:

  •  A reclaiming of the commons with the planting of legacy projects that will produce abundant free fruit for generations to come.

  • Community groups working in partnership with local councils to manage shared space.

  • Grafting & propagation of special heritage varieties - we show you how!

A few of our wonderful storytellers... 

    Pledgers 131

    Francean McCall
    2016-09-12 14:07:34 +1200
    Jennifer Michelsen
    2016-09-12 13:16:22 +1200

    "Such a worthy cause. Thank you Robina!"

    Aki Yoda
    2016-09-12 12:03:21 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-09-12 11:14:12 +1200

    "Critically important work. Keep going!"

    Elaina
    2016-09-12 09:14:50 +1200
    Yume
    2016-09-08 11:15:24 +1200

    "Best wishes! So much good and grace and love in this project, sending waves of prosperity x "

    Brad
    2016-09-07 21:14:57 +1200

    "an awesome initiative."

    lindsey
    2016-09-07 14:42:11 +1200

    "Awesome work guys"

    Adrian Clark
    2016-09-07 11:09:45 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-09-06 19:36:33 +1200
    Maleta
    2016-09-06 13:07:27 +1200
    Susie Lees
    2016-09-06 01:42:13 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-09-05 08:18:18 +1200
    Selma Ruth
    2016-09-04 17:00:51 +1200

    "Thank you, Robena, for your many gifts to the planet, the children, and rest of us. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-09-04 14:38:01 +1200
    Helen Dew
    2016-09-03 12:42:12 +1200

    "The SoS documentaries will become a timely and invaluable resource for enabling communities to become more resilient. "

    Jennifer Michelsen
    2016-09-03 09:17:49 +1200

    "This is such a worthy cause as the future of organic food will be dependent on seed saving!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-08-30 18:11:59 +1200
    Patricia Meagher
    2016-08-30 18:02:22 +1200
    Ron Lopert
    2016-08-26 15:38:23 +1200

    "We're looking forward to publicly screening this in Tauranga for a Tauranga Monthly Film Night. "

    Stephen McLuckie
    2016-08-23 20:52:58 +1200
    vivienne stone
    2016-08-23 10:21:29 +1200
    Randall D. Barrett
    2016-08-23 08:22:38 +1200
    Christian Williams
    2016-08-22 21:21:41 +1200
    Leanne
    2016-08-22 19:52:31 +1200
    Jamas Enright
    2016-08-18 22:12:38 +1200
    Nat Power
    2016-08-16 22:45:26 +1200

    "Courtenay & Rich, thanks so much for all your efforts in getting this project off the ground and into the hearts and minds of people. "

    juliet slattery
    2016-08-15 21:19:02 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-08-14 16:08:36 +1200
    Rebecca Ranum
    2016-08-13 23:42:19 +1200

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    FRUIT And NUTS UNLIMITED! The Creation Of Abundant Food Forests And Community Orchards In Aotearoa

    Project 2016-07-22 12:21:36 +1200

    IMAGINE A DIVERSITY OF FRUIT AND NUT TREES 


    PROVIDING AN ABUNDANCE OF FREE FOOD 


    FOR THE PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD!

    Fruit & Nuts Documentary

    A quiet revolution is taking seed in communities all over Aotearoa, New Zealand. People are reconnecting with the source of their food and joining together to co-create a range of inspirational food initiatives. 

    Fruit & Nuts Unlimited! – The third documentary from the Localising Food Project, continues our kaupapa to inspire, empower and educate communities nationwide. This feature-length film explores perennial public plantings of fruit and nut trees, from open orchards in Waitate to community Food Forests on Waiheke Island.

    What we have captured is a definitive documentation of a unique time, place and space…the birth and growth of the food forest movement in Aotearoa, New Zealand.  Preserving a rich heritage of flavourful heirloom fruit varieties to nourish future generations. 

    He Tangata!

    It’s about the people who are creating and sharing this abundance of kai and forming strong social connections along the way. 

    YOU can now help US to make this a reality !!!

    To pledge just click on the box with the reward you would like or select 'no reward' to enter an amount you would like to donate and follow the steps to verify you pledge.

    If you have trouble visit the 'HOW TO / FAQ' on the bottom of this page.
    THANK YOU for your support.

      

    WHERE WE ARE AT WITH THE PRODUCTION:

    As of July 2016, we have footage of over 50 locations around New Zealand and interviews with leading figures in the food forest, permaculture, open orchard and heritage orchard movments. The storyline follows a winding path of greening the red-zone in the Otakaro / Avon river area of Canterbury post the 2011 Christchurch Earthquakes; branching out into the four corners of the country for inspiration and ideation - korero and kai.

    From heirloom nurseries in the far north to heritage harvest festivals in the deep south - food forests, community orchards, heritage collections, supermarkets, co-ops, backyards and common space...these places have been truly inspirational!! Providing a juicy buffet of stories to incorporate into our finished feature-length documentary.  

    The post-production of this documentary is halfway there - it's amazing!! - But editing has stalled due to funding. So we need your support to reach $9999 target...

     

    _________________________________________________________ 

     Some of our Storytellers...

     SOME QUOTEABLE QUOTES FROM THE FILM

     

    "A food forest is designed to create an ecosystem that mimics the relationships that are beneficial to humans, animals, plants & insects in a natural forest system." 

    Sacha Healey - Feeding our futures Hui

     

    "The most effective way to break down any social or cultural boundary is through food...in order to truly dissolve the sense of separation and otherness we must participate together at all levels of food production, harvest, appreciation and celebration."

    James Samuel - Community Food Campaigner.

     

    "We have to go back to the old varieties. These are the important ones for our health and future generations of New Zealanders."

    Mark Christensen - The Heritage Food Crops Research Trust

    _________________________________________________________ 

    The Localising Food Project started life in 2012 with a team of passionate permaculturalists, videographers, digital producers & support crew traveling to the four corners of Aotearoa, New Zealand to connect with communities, teach workshops and film over 200 examples of local food resilience. Since then with your support we have continued to capture a grassroots resilience movement that is about much more than sustainability. In the process we have interviewed hundreds of thought provoking people with a passion for local food initiatives. 

     

    FIND OUT MORE BY VISITING THE PROJECT

    http://localisingfood.com/

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    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Greening the Redzone - Fruit & Nuts Unlimited

    15/09/2016 at 5:04 PM

    There 7-days left in our PledgeMe campaign to raise $10k to finish the post-production on Fruit & Nuts Unlimited. CLICK HERE TO DONATE: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/4733
    Above is just part of the story featured in the film. Over the past 4 years we have travelled to the four corners of Aotearoa to capture perennial public plantings of fruit and nut tree. From Food Forests on Waiheke Island to Greening the Redzone in Christchurch. 

    "Fruit & Nuts Unlimited!" Not as urgent as "SOS Save Our Seeds"? Believe us, it is!

    15/09/2016 at 1:42 PM

    Watch the video to learn how Food Campaigner James Samuel got community & council behind the Waiheke Island Community Food Forest Project.

    The production of this documentary is already halfway there, and it's amazing!! - but editing has stalled due to funding.  We need your support to reach $9999.  To date we have raised over $3500 and with 7 days today we need your support to share the story with your family, friends & community.


    "Fruit & Nuts Unlimited!" takes us from Riverton in the Deep South to Kerikeri in the Far North, visiting great examples of public orchards, heirloom nurseries and food forests of all scales – including thought-provoking interviews about the serious decline of locally grown fruit.  

    Many similar messages resound everywhere – here’s a few…

    • The wholesale chainsawing of established orchards to make way for new housing developments

    • The modern commercial trend towards the removal of time-proven hardy fruit varieties in favour of fertiliser & pesticide dependent trees - "Brand Name" varieties owned by big corporations.

    • The vital importance of bio-regional nurseries to propagate heirloom treecrops which are suited to the conditions of their area.

    Some calls to action we show happening around the country are:

    •  A reclaiming of the commons with the planting of legacy projects that will produce abundant free fruit for generations to come.

    • Community groups working in partnership with local councils to manage shared space.

    • Grafting & propagation of special heritage varieties - we show you how!

    A few of our wonderful storytellers... 

      Francean McCall
      2016-09-12 14:07:34 +1200
      Jennifer Michelsen
      2016-09-12 13:16:22 +1200

      "Such a worthy cause. Thank you Robina!"

      Aki Yoda
      2016-09-12 12:03:21 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-09-12 11:14:12 +1200

      "Critically important work. Keep going!"

      Elaina
      2016-09-12 09:14:50 +1200
      Yume
      2016-09-08 11:15:24 +1200

      "Best wishes! So much good and grace and love in this project, sending waves of prosperity x "

      Brad
      2016-09-07 21:14:57 +1200

      "an awesome initiative."

      lindsey
      2016-09-07 14:42:11 +1200

      "Awesome work guys"

      Adrian Clark
      2016-09-07 11:09:45 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-09-06 19:36:33 +1200
      Maleta
      2016-09-06 13:07:27 +1200
      Susie Lees
      2016-09-06 01:42:13 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-09-05 08:18:18 +1200
      Selma Ruth
      2016-09-04 17:00:51 +1200

      "Thank you, Robena, for your many gifts to the planet, the children, and rest of us. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-09-04 14:38:01 +1200
      Helen Dew
      2016-09-03 12:42:12 +1200

      "The SoS documentaries will become a timely and invaluable resource for enabling communities to become more resilient. "

      Jennifer Michelsen
      2016-09-03 09:17:49 +1200

      "This is such a worthy cause as the future of organic food will be dependent on seed saving!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-08-30 18:11:59 +1200
      Patricia Meagher
      2016-08-30 18:02:22 +1200
      Ron Lopert
      2016-08-26 15:38:23 +1200

      "We're looking forward to publicly screening this in Tauranga for a Tauranga Monthly Film Night. "

      Stephen McLuckie
      2016-08-23 20:52:58 +1200
      vivienne stone
      2016-08-23 10:21:29 +1200
      Randall D. Barrett
      2016-08-23 08:22:38 +1200
      Christian Williams
      2016-08-22 21:21:41 +1200
      Leanne
      2016-08-22 19:52:31 +1200
      Jamas Enright
      2016-08-18 22:12:38 +1200
      Nat Power
      2016-08-16 22:45:26 +1200

      "Courtenay & Rich, thanks so much for all your efforts in getting this project off the ground and into the hearts and minds of people. "

      juliet slattery
      2016-08-15 21:19:02 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-08-14 16:08:36 +1200
      Rebecca Ranum
      2016-08-13 23:42:19 +1200

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